Harvest Ghana Has Begun!

Pastor Emmanuel

[Peki, Ghana] — It Saturday morning here in Ghana as I write this blog.  We settled into our hotel yesterday afternoon and after a good night’s rest we all feel “right at home.”  The meals are good and the hotel is adequate.  We are thankful to God for His marvelous provision for us all.

After some detailed conversations with our national team members we have learned that the spiritual warfare has been the most intense of any previous project.  Physical, economic, logistical, and personal battles have been great.

Even as I write these words there are battles back at home that cause us to fully realize the overwhelming spiritual attacks are both real and personal.  Please pray for all of our families while we are away.  Satan and his legion of demons are busy and active trying their best to distract our minds and attentions.  However, through it all, we are fully persuaded that God is in control!

I had a meeting this morning with Pastor Emmanuel from Atebubu (one of the coordinators from our Spring 2011 project) who shared reports on the flourishing work in his area of the country.  He reported that the fruits of the medical project conducted there have had lasting results.  Bible clubs have started in that area and many many people are still coming to Christ.

Of particular interest is the establishment of ministry to over 500 widows in the area.  After our ministry to this largely Muslim area the pastor has begun to work with the widows in helping them learn viable trades (sewing, baking, etc.) and in turn as seen over half of them come to Christ.  His sweet spirit and love for the Lord has been used greatly in building bridges to previously closed areas for ministry. It is a great reminder that our actual time in country is but a small spring-board to greater plans that God has.

Thus far our national team members have conducted two film crusades and we have two scheduled for both tonight and Sunday.  On Monday, our full-time schedule begins with many schools each morning and two film crusades each night.  Please continue to pray for God’s hand of protection and provision to rest upon us.